We found this nifty little printable flashcard tool that helps kids with a variety of things - ranging from something as simple to saying please and thank you and remembering to brush their teeth before bedtime to dealing with something as severe as death. They are called Progress Cards and there are 60 subjects in all. I was surprised at how useful I found some of them. Some of the cards will apply to older children, and a few may not apply to your situation ..... but overall, they have tips you can start to use on your toddler, pre-teen or teenager. I personally have very strong willed, active kids and I have found it helps to use a tool or source - that way it is not coming directly from Mom!
I personally liked the tips for Bedtime Routines and Get Along Better with Siblings. I literally posted the Bedtime Routine on the door for my toddler. She tends to "add" things to extend bedtime and create quite a process. This way, we go down the list and done!
"Progress Cards help children manage and express difficult feelings, learn tips to improve behaviors, and learn effective coping skills to deal with divorce, death, bullies, and much more. Most of the Progress Cards can be printed double-sided, so children will have a place to check off the skills as they practice them."
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